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West Virginia University - Visual Arts, Graphic Design and Intermedia Programs Profile
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Visual Arts with Concentration in Graphic Design, Intermedia; M. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design, Intermedia
Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $6,730, nonresidents $19,842; graduate residents $5,632, nonresidents $18,330 for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Tuition does not include graduate resident fees of $1,818 or nonresident fees of $2,152.
P. O. Box 6201
Morgantown, WV 26506
Scope of Program:
B. F. A. candidates at West Virginia University must complete first-year courses in drawing, 2D and 3D foundations and art history and pass a portfolio review to be admitted to the program. Graphic Design students must also pass a second year entrance portfolio review. Graphic Design students focus on figure drawing, advanced drawing, design history, studio arts, digital imaging, color and composition, type and sequential projects, advanced typography, applied design projects, professional practices and design for web and screen. All students create a B. F. A. exhibition. Intermedia students concentrate on digital photography, photographic design, alternative photography, interactive art and electronic media. All students create a senior project.
M. F. A. candidates at West Virginia University complete art history courses and a teaching practicum. Graphic Design students focus on book arts, electronic multimedia and professional studio practices. Intermedia students concentrate on alternative media, contemporary photography and professional studio practices. Students in both programs complete a graduate seminar and create a thesis and graduate exhibition.
A portfolio is required with the application to the B. F. A. and M. F. A. programs. Ohio residents may be eligible for in-state tuition reciprocity. West Virginia University participates in the Academic Common Market, which offers tuition discounts for specific programs to students who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Art, merit and need-based scholarships are available. Residents of West Virginia are encouraged to apply for state-sponsored grants and scholarships.